Vanessa Harden
2007/9

The Subversive Gardener
Continuing with my investigation into existing social tribes, this project looks at the Guerilla Gardening subculture. The members of this group secretly meet at night to illegally plant flowers, shrubs and vegetables in neglected urban spaces. Although their actions seem harmless, they are still viewed by the authorities as illegal and prosecutable. The Subversive Gardener explores various methods of disguising gardening paraphernalia in everyday attire and accessories, drawing on influences from militaria and spy gadgetry.

Video clip: Research footage

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Process images
Guerrilla Gardening



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Mouse-Assisted Interplay
Ignition



Couple with Mk II Agent Deployed Field Auger (A.D.F.A.) and 2-round Tactical Gravity Planter
Couple with Mk II Agent Deployed Field Auger (A.D.F.A.) and 2-round Tactical Gravity Planter
2-round Tactical Gravity Planter (detail)
2-round Tactical Gravity Planter (detail)
Precision Bombing Device I
Precision Bombing Device I
Precision Bombing Device I (target practice)
Precision Bombing Device I (target practice)
Precision Bombing Device II
Precision Bombing Device II